postsingular.jpgPostsingular es la nueva novela de Rudy Rucker, un autor, por decir poco, más bien peculiar. Le da por meter conceptos matemáticos avanzados y tratarlos como si fuesen reales. En White Light, por ejemplo, el protagonita viaja a un lugar donde se puede contar hasta infinito… varias veces.

En Boing Boing comentan la novela:

In Postsingular, a mad scientist creates a race of nants — nanites — that digest the planet and turn it into a computational simulation of Earth, called Vearth. However, an autistic child memorizes a long string of numbers that poisons the nants and causes them to reverse themselves (luckily, they’re engaged in reversible computation) and put the planet back. That’s the setup.

Some time later, another race of benign nanos are released on the earth, the Orphids. Orphids are mezzoscale computers that organize themselves into an intelligent global network, tapping into every human brain and giving people access to outboard cognition facilities, so that anyone can drop out, tune in, and become hyperintelligent. The orphidnetters are haunted by spooks from a parallel dimension, who seek to prevent them from using the smarts of the orphidnet to develop interdimensional travel.

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  • Carlos Luna 9 octubre, 2007, 8:50 am

    ¿Hay traducción?

    (Obviamente me interesa el libro)